Los Angeles may be known best for being the home of Hollywood and a swath of A-listers. Or perhaps it’s often thought of as the place with some of the best beaches on the West Coast. Beaches and entertainment aside, Los Angeles has at least one other thing it can brag about: the smorgasbord of food. Indeed, LA is something of a foodie’s paradise. This city has something for everyone, whether they’re a carnivore, a vegan or a junk food truck connoisseur. Whatever your preference and whatever your diet, LA has something for everyone. And in today’s post, we’ll introduce you to just a few popular foodie spots you can check out after you buy a cheap bus ticket to Los Angeles!
Get Your Fill of Dive Bar Food at Hinano Cafe
This funky sandwich shop first opened in 1969 and has been a Venice Beach Boardwalk staple ever since. If you’re beat from a long day in the sun, take cover at the Hinano Cafe, a proper dive bar with greasy eats, a jukebox, and pool tables. If you’re on the boardwalk Friday, Saturday, or Sunday after 5 pm, come for the live music that plays every week. The drink menu at Hinano Cafe is straightforward, serving beer and wine (no spirits). Leave your credit cards at home; this is a cash-only bar. For breakfast, Hinano Cafe whips up a mean Western omelet and breakfast burrito loaded with bacon, eggs, cheese, and potatoes. For lunch or dinner, try the World Famous Hinano Cheeseburger made with all the fixings and the option to add chili or extra cheese. If you’re in need of a slightly healthier option, try the veggie burger or the turkey burger. The bar also serves other traditional bar foods like hot dogs, tuna melts, and cheesesteak sandwiches.
Enjoy a Night of Thai at Night + Market
If you’re a Thai enthusiast visiting the LA area, you have to make a stop at Night + Market for some of the best Thai food in the city. Start your evening off with an appetizer and a cocktail. For appetizers, some popular choices include chicken satay, fried pigtail, spicy duck rolls, and the world-famous fried chicken sandwich. For cocktails, go for the pink elephant no. 2 made with yola mezcal, makrut lime, dry curacao, and pomegranate or the Thai martini made with lychee vodka, carpano dry, and orange bitters. If cocktails aren’t your thing, the restaurant also serves bottled beer, towers, sake, and a full wine list. For dinner, try the turmeric whole fish or the chicken grapow. Night + Market also serves up some delicious soups like hot pot tom yum shrimp soup and roast duck green curry.
Have Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at The Grand Central Market
For over 100 years, the Grand Central Market has been a pillar of the LA community and never ceases to amaze locals and visitors alike with its vast selection of artisanal goods, exotic dishes, and fresh produce. The Grand Central Market boasts a smattering of vendors just waiting to lure you in with the incredible aromas of their mouth-watering menu items. Tacos Tumbras A Tomas is a popular spot for anyone craving a row of tacos, tortas, or burritos. And Ramen Hood is the go-to spot in town for the best vegan ramen and pho creations whipped up by the genius Chef Ilan Hall of The Gorbals. And finally, don’t forget to treat yourself to a taste of Texas at Horse Thief BBQ. No